The UK producer/vocalist Jack Garratt has our full attention with his latest release of his Remnants EP. His original tracks "I Couldn't Want You Anyway", "Water" and "Worry" created tidal waves in the hearts of listeners everywhere when they were released, and they are included in his debut EP, which dropped today. The young artist knows just how to reach into the depths of your soul with his music and make you feel things… all sorts of things.
Garratt's Remnants EP makes me question the existence of genres. When he can blend elements from so many diverse genres into all of his songs, you can easily get lost in the hybrid super-genre that he seems to have created in these 4 tracks.
"Water" has a magical essence about it. The song starts with gentle picks until the hushed vocals kick in and you expect a mellow song to fall asleep to. Wrong! When the throbbing bass line kicks in, so does Garratt's vocal intensity. This song is not for the weary, it will provoke a roller-coaster of emotions that unsuspecting listeners could fall victim to. You can nearly feel him begging you to drown him in the "Water". Garratt's fusion of R&B indie and electronic in this track is truly stunning.
We get brought right back into the same musical energy as "Worry" warms up and thrusts listeners up into a peak of complex intensity that is indescribably gratifying to the ears.
The title track, "Remnants" steps into the dark shadows offering an additional track to make you want to hug and slap Garratt all at once. He's the master of feels and is doing it in style.
Next, Garratt slips in some mild trap beats that layer the background of his track "I Couldn't Want You Anyway" that sit alongside the raw piano and, you guessed it, dark productions. Garratt had a lot to prove with his first project, and I'd say that he did so quite successfully. You've got to keep an eye on this guy. I'm expecting a lot of great projects in his future. And if you didn't like this EP, may I suggest going to get your ears checked?
Remnants EP is available for purchase here.